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Description - The Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell

The Corfu Trilogy consists of the popular classic My Family and Other Animals and its delightful sequels, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. All three books are set on the enchanted island of Corfu in the 1930s, and tell the story of the eccentric English family who moved there. For Gerald, the budding zoologist, Corfu was a natural paradise, teeming with strange birds and beasts that he could collect, watch and care for. But life was not without its problems - his family often objected to his animal-collecting activities, especially when the beasts wound up in the villa or - even worse - the fridge. With hilarious yet endearing portraits of his family and their many unusual hangers-on, The Corfu Trilogy also captures the beginnings of the author's lifelong love of animals. Recounted with immense humour and charm, this wonderful account of Corfu's natural history reveals a rare, magical childhood.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141028415
ISBN-10: 0141028416
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 45mm)
Pages: 768
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell - Reviewed by (30 Jun 2011)

The Corfu Trilogy is possibly the most amazing book in the world. It not only combines the amazingness and teriffically funny adventures of My Family And Other Animals, the first in the series by Gerald Durrell, but it includes Birds, Beasts and Other Animals and Garden of The Gods, the third and only book in the series that is quite hard to otherwise aqquire.

In each seperate novel in the trilogy Mr Durrell uses the most amazing of wit but also such a wonderful truthfulness that is so pointedly ...true... and funny that you can't help but snort at the antics of him and his family, even if you are not one to show emotion over novels, this will surely be the exception.

With names like Widdle and Puke, Quasimodo and a family with rages and lovers following them all over the island, this is not one to miss.

*Note- My Family and other Animals is five hundred times more amazing and awesome than this review.


Author Biography - Gerald Durrell

Born in India in 1925, Gerald Durrell settled on Corfu with his family as a boy, and immediately became fascinated by the island's natural history. He spent much of his time studying the local wildlife and kept numerous, and often unusual, pets. He grew up to be a famous naturalist, animal-collector and conservationist. Over his lifetime he wrote 37 books, went on dozens of animal-collecting trips and presented numerous TV shows. He founded Jersey Zoo in 1959 as a centre for the conservation of endangered species, and created the Jersey Wildlife Conservation Trust in 1963. Gerald ran the Zoo from its foundation until his death in 1995, and his wife Lee is still Honorary Director of the Trust.

Books By Gerald Durrell

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
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Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell
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Rosy is My Relative by Gerald Durrell
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Birds, Beasts and Relatives by Gerald Durrell
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